Wildcat Central

May 17 - May 24

There will be school on Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day.


Per CCS policy, students who have more than 7 absences will receive a failing grade for the semester.  

Parent Portal
If you missed Open House but would still like to learn about Parent Portal, an online site where parents can go and access student's grades and attendance, please come by AHS to get instructions.  We will need a copy of your picture ID.  You can bring it with you or we can make a copy for you.  There is also an agreement you must sign.  If you would like to download a copy and bring it with you, you can find it at Cherokee County Schools website at: www.cherokee.k12.nc.us and choose the Parent Portal Use Agreement link in the center of the page. 

School Hours  
AHS school day begins at 7:55 am and ends at 3:05 pm. Excessive tardies will result in detention.  Please ensure your son or daughter is at school and on time. 

Students cannot sign out of school for lunch.  Leaving for lunch is an infraction of Cherokee County Board Policy 4215 (see page 9 in your handbook).  Students leaving for lunch, or family/friends bringing food from restaurants to school, violates the guidelines for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program.  

Lunch is provided daily at AHS and students are welcome to bring lunch from home, but there can be no outside commercial competition to the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.  Violation of this policy jeopardizes the Free and Reduced Lunch program for all students.  

If students have dentist or doctor's appointments scheduled during lunch, parents will need to come to AHS and sign out their students in person. 


Virginia Haynes, Cherokee County Principal of the Year!

Joslyn Parker, our 2014 AHS Teacher of the Year!

Mark Your Calendars   

 Monday, May 18
 Tuesday, May 19Student Council Elections 12:00 noon.
Band Concerts 7:00 p.m. AES

Wed, May 20  

Thursday, May 21 8th Grade Spaghetti Supper 6:00 p.m. AHS cafeteria.
Friday, May 22   Blood Drive 8:30-1:30 p.m.
Vocats Testing--all day
Chorus Concert at 7:30 AES
Saturday, May 23 Attendance Saturday School 8:00 a.m. AHS
 Sunday, May 24



Congrats to Jacob Whitaker, who won first place at the NCHSAA 1-A State Track Meet.  Jacob won first in shot put and discus.  Also, congrats to Tiffany Holloway, who was second in discus.  The entire track team did a great job. Many members accomplished their personal best times and distances.  Way to go Cats!!!


Congrats to the AHS Band and Chorus, who travelled to Washington DC last week to perform at the Festival of States.  Andrews High was the only North Carolina school represented.  The chorus and band performed on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial.  They did a fantastic job.

Thank you

Thanks to everyone who served as Senior Exit judges this year.  Twenty-three community members came to judge and support our Seniors.  We appreciate all of your help. 

Attendance Saturday School

Per Cherokee County Board Policy, students cannot have over 7 absences in any class.  There will be an Attendance Saturday School on Saturday, May 23.  Students may make up 1-4 absences.  Students must arrive to AHS by 8:00 a.m.  Students staying all day should bring their own lunch.

No School

There will be no school on Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day.


We need proctors for testing on the following dates: 

--Friday, 5/22

--Thursday, 5/28

--Friday, 5/29

--Monday, 6/1

--Tuesday, 6/2

Please contact Mr. Bristol at lance.bristol@cherokee.k12.nc.us or call 321-5415.  We appreciate any help.


Blood Drive

The final blood drive for the year will be Friday, May 22nd. Community members are invited to come to donate from 8:30-1:30 p.m.  Please feel free to stop by and donate!


Attention Students: You will no longer be able to check out books from the library. All library books need to be returned by Friday, May 22. All textbooks need to be turned in by Tuesday, June 2.

Attention Seniors: Please make sure you have turned in all library books and textbooks to Mrs. McMahan. Mrs. White will notify you about outstanding books. If you do not return these items, you will have to pay for them.

Attention Juniors

Applications are in the office for the 2015-16 competitive internships at Snap-On Engineering and Cherokee County Schools (Financial Assistant).  These internships are paid internships.  Deadline for applying is Friday, May 15.  See Mrs. Burch for more information.


The NCHSAA will release the State playoff brackets for Baseball and Softball on Monday, May 11.  Good luck to both teams.

Summer Classes at TCCC

Any rising Junior or Senior who would like to take summer classes at TCCC should contact Mrs. Rickett.

Senior Graduation Order

Jostens will be on campus on Thursday, May 7th to deliver graduation materials to the Seniors.  They will set up outside the office at 8:20 on Thursday morning.

Mark your Calendar

May 19--AMS and AHS Band Concerts at 7:00 p.m. at AES

May 21--Spaghetti Supper and Workshops for 8th graders and their families.

May 22--AMS and AHS Choral Concerts 7:30 AES

May 29--Power Puff Game@6:00 p.m.  All proceeds go to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research.

May 30--Athletic Banquet@6:00 p.m. Andrews First Baptist.


Once again, AHS students are sprucing up the campus by adding plants.  With the recent construction in the stadium and other new additions, we need to fill in many areas.  If you have plants you would like to donate, please drop them off at the office or call 321-5415 and someone will pick them up.

Picnic Tables

We are looking to upgrade the outdoor classroom across the bridge from the office area with concrete picnic tables and benches.  If you know of a local distributor for concrete tables, please contact Mrs. Haynes with this information. Also, if you are an AHS alumni and would like to donate to the picnic table fund or purchase a table as a graduating class, please contact Mrs. Haynes.

Cap and Gown 

Cap and gown proofs are available at the Blue Denim website: bluedenimphoto.com/

Aluminum Can Flip Tops

The AHS Student Council is also collecting the flip tops off of all aluminum cans.  These tops will be donated to the Korbin Smith family.  Please save and deliver to Mrs. Anderson. 

Scholarship Information

There is new information about scholarships available. 

Visit the Guidance Counselor's page or see Mrs. Burch for more information.  

Free and Reduced Lunch Forms  

Free and Reduced Lunch forms are still available in the office at AHS and here


Yearbooks are now on sale!  You can now order and pay for them online.

Athletics Announcements

Spring Sports have begun.  Check the AHS Athletics Facebook page to keep track of changes in scheduled games and events!